Parent Community Council

What is the Parent Community Council?

The Community Council (lets call it “the Council”) is made up from parent volunteers from the Parent Community, teachers and local officials.

The Council is officially constituted and is registered with Edinburgh City Council.  A copy of the constitution can be downloaded here.

In September 2017 we changed to a “Parent Community” Council, which we hope will encourage all parents to feel they have a stake in making the educational experience at Oxgangs, the best in Edinburgh, the country, heck, even the world.

The old Parent Council organisation chart can be found here – we need to update it, e.g., PTA is now “Fundraising and Events”, but it gives an idea of how we’re structured.

What does the Parent Community Council do?

We’re all about helping give every child the best educational start in life.  This happens in three main ways:

  • Promoting partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents and carers
  • Developing and engaging in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils
  • Identifying and representing the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of pupils.

How do I become a member of the Parent Community Council?

Community parents volunteer to be on the Council each year at the Parent Community AGM, usually held in September. However, parents are very welcome to come along to any meeting, and can join the Council at the meeting if they wish.

How often does the Parent Community Council meet and what would I have to do?

The Council usually meets once a term, which works out at between three and four times a year, although members volunteering for subgroups or associated activities may attend additional meetings and events.

You need to believe that, even by the smallest act, – YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  The minimum expectation is that you’re interested in what’s happening in and around the school in the name of educating, not only your child, but every child. That’s all.  If you want to have your say, even better; we need to represent the views of all parents.